There’s a dark side of Milwaukee that many people never get to see. And for good reason - it can be quite dangerous.
He brought my friend Erik, a local photographer and I along on a tour of the westernmost drain in the city to talk about why he’s drawn to the drains. He says it all started with maps.
“If you look at a map of Milwaukee for any length of time, you’ll notice that some of our rivers just stop arbitrarily. It must have just tripped something in my psyche and I had to go get some help and some flashlights and go take a
Listen to the audio piece at the bottom of the page for a glimpse of the experience and hear how we ran into some unexpected visitors.
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Many thanks to Erik Ljung for the photos of our trip. See some of Robert’s drain photos and hear one of his tracks below.